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Offline ECG

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Re: Does it have to be fried to be good?
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2008, 04:06:58 PM »
Hmmm. Jade Bamboo. I will amble down that way this week. Thanks :)

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Re: Does it have to be fried to be good?
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2008, 10:34:59 PM »
What do you think a 'reasonable dinner' should cost? Minus alcohol because almost all drinks are similar in cost? And how much do you factor in ambience into the reasonableness?

I'd say that $20 is a fair price for a reasonably priced dinner in a traditional sit-down restaurant similar to La Portena, Uncle Peter's and the like.  You could definitely do something for considerably less, but then you would probably be ordering take out or selecting items from a specially priced menu.

I think that a restaurant's ambiance is factored into menu pricing on most occasions.  The nicer the restaurant, the more you're likely to pay.  There are exceptions of course.  Take a place like Pio Pio.  It's a nice restaurant offering good food and quick service.  They have a Matador combo that includes a whole chicken, rice, beans, plantains, avocado salad and an order of salchipapas, all for $28.  It's enough food for 4 people.  You'd have to put up with lots of activity and noise, but that's part of the restaurant's appeal.  What it boils down to is that pricing depends on what you're in the mood for.
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Re: Does it have to be fried to be good?
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2008, 10:50:02 PM »
ECG, also factor in pasta vs. steak.  A bowl of pasta with a salad at my favorite mom pop Italian restaurant is under $20.  A steak with one side a is about $24 and up.  I usually spend closer to $35 dollars for dinner since I like appetizers, veggies with my meal.  And I'll always spend more for ambiance. 
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Re: Does it have to be fried to be good?
« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2008, 07:32:30 AM »
Should we make this a separate topic?

I really like to go to Novo on Mondays for the jazz, sitting in a comfy chair, and having Currasco (SP!), veggies and sometimes a side of potatoes  for under $20. I totally enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.

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Re: Does it have to be fried to be good?
« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2008, 10:19:55 PM »
Note from moderator:  This seems like one of those threads that just wants to wander.  That's okay.
But note that there are existing threads where more focused conversation can continue:

Healthy Eating in JH
Manhattan Prices

Jackson Heights Life

Re: Does it have to be fried to be good?
« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2008, 10:19:55 PM »